Back into the Editing Room

Well, it’s back into the editing room.  We are getting ready for the Catskills Ice Festival this coming weekend and along with tuning the helicopters, the footage needs a little tuning as well.  I won’t be able to go, but I’m handing off the film to Doug to bring down with him and show off during the festival.  Learning Final Cut Pro has been quite the undertaking.. from figuring out how the program deals with files and file types, learning how to apply the endless array of image and video filters, how to adjust those filters, crop, stabilize, change speed, add text, add transitions, you name it.  And now that I am getting a grasp on editing and discovering new filters and effects to improve the quality of the video, I am spending more time in front of the computer doing it.  Yes, late nights are no stranger here.

I can’t wait to see the footage Doug gets in the Catskills.  It will be added to the growing library of clips for my hard drive to file and my editor to play around with.  Soon after the ice festivals are over, we will be posting some footage to the site, so stay tuned!

-Submitted by Courtney Ley

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